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Tag archive for ‘review’
By The Publisher On Friday, May 31st, 2024
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The Need for Critical Analysis of the Recent Government Formation Process

Dear Editor,  The recent events surrounding the government formation process in St. Maarten warrant a thorough and critical analysis. Here’s a timeline of events that highlight the complexities and challenges More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 2nd, 2024
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Debate about screening of candidate-ministers comes back to life

PHILIPSBURG — After every elections the same issue comes up: criticism of the screening of candidate-ministers. Whether this is justified or just sour grapes from candidates that did not make the cut remains More...

By The Publisher On Monday, January 8th, 2024
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Political manifestos read like a Christmas wish list

PHILIPSBURG — The political manifestos of the political parties that will take part in the January 11 elections are a hodgepodge of ideas and proposals and at times read as a Christmas wish list. The National More...

By The Publisher On Monday, January 8th, 2024
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USP want English as formal language in court

PHILIPSBURG — The manifesto of the United St. Maarten party (USP) promises voters a myriad of initiatives. A key issue seems to be the intention to create a legal framework that always gives born St. Maarteners More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 4th, 2023
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An interesting index

It is tempting to blow our horn in triumph about a report that places St. Maarten second on the Caribbean Investment Climate Index. Finally something to be proud of. It is also be tempting to use such a publication More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 10th, 2023
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Terms end for Dutch Members Progress Committee

THE HAGUE/PHILIPSBURG -- Both chairman of the Progress Committee Sint Maarten, Nico Schoof, and member for the Netherlands, Michel Marijnen (former chairman of the Progress Committee Curacao), retire after 12 years More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, February 25th, 2023
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Breathless asks attention for sleep apnea

PHILIPSBURG — In December 2022, journalist Hilbert Haar was diagnosed with vascular dementia, or cognitive impairment. Main cause: years of sleep apnea, a disorder general practitioners seldom consider, mainly More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 14th, 2023
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Taking you back in COHO history

By Roberto Achken Richardson I made a complete Overview on the Facts of what had taken place in the past during the Term of the Former Dutch State Secretary in terms of decisions on this Country Packages Process. Note: I More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 30th, 2022
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Execution country packages encounters ups and downs

PHILIPSBURG — St Maarten has achieved ‘beautiful results” Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs wrote in a reaction to the fourth progress report from the Temporary Work Organization (TWO) about the implementation More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 31st, 2022
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Parliament’s annual report contains a recurring piece of misinformation

PHILIPSBURG — The annual report of the parliament for the year 2020-2021 is a document that runs 274 pages, stuffed with information related to the function and authority of parliament, a financial overview, More...